Tag Archives: Healthcare

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Two healthcare apps available for prescription in Germany for first time

On 5 October, the Digital Healthcare Act (DVG) officially granted doctors in Germany permission to prescribe apps to their patients for the first time.  Currently, two apps have been approved, making it the first country to prescribe insured health apps. The first apps were unveiled last week after making it through the test procedure from… Read More »

Healthcare IT’s Watershed Moment

Taylor Davis, VP, Business Development, KLAS This blog is a continuation of our conversation about the findings of our Vendor Performance in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis report. In part I, we discussed the incredible responses of healthcare IT vendors during this pandemic. Here, we’ll consider the larger technological ramifications the industry faces due to the unique circumstances… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »